Memory Loss

In a large room with natural lighting, a semi-circle of patients reclining in lazyboys, covered with red blankets. On the far right, a pracitioner bends over to set needles for a patient.
Sep 29 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Forgetfulness and memory loss are quite common complaints in clinic, and we regularly use acupuncture to support memory …

Community Acupuncture After Childbirth

A row of three people reclining in lazyboys, covered with red blankets, with a practitioner seated on a stool glancing down at an acupuncture needle in her hand.
Sep 13 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

The body goes through huge changes following the birth of a baby. Post-partum challenges often include postpartum depression as well as digestive issues, inconsistent milk supply and exhaustion. Acupuncture can help with all of these things.

Perimenopause & Menopause

Four patients sleeping in recliners in a softly lit room with a practitioner bending over a patient on the far right side.
Aug 30 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

by Stef Cordes and Lisa Baird Menopause is usually a completely natural process, but it can come with it’s fair-share of uncomfortable symptoms. Hot flashes, […]

While Waiting for Hip or Knee Replacement …

A practitioner sets a needle into a patient's wrist as the patient reclines in a lazyboy. Two other sleeping patients are visible in the background.
Aug 11 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Wait lists for knee or hip replacement surgery are very long! Acupuncture can help with the pain while you’re waiting. Even people who have told us “it’s bone-on-bone in there,” i.e. even people with extreme breakdown of joint cartilage, have reported significant and lasting pain relief as well as improved mobility.

Relief from Headaches and Migraines

9 recliners in a semi-circle, each with a patient resting under red blankets. Practioner seated on a small black stool giving a treatment to one patient.
Jul 05 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

We treat headaches almost every day, and we have seen acupuncture help with all kinds of headaches. People sometimes get immediate relief in our chairs and are able to take a nap while the needles do their work. We regularly successfully treat headaches for people who “have tried everything.”

Crying and Community Acupuncture: Tears in the Treatment Room

Four acupuncture patients reclining in a softly lit room, practitioner standing to the right tending to a patient.
Jun 15 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Not only is it fine with us when patient cry during treatment, we also tend to see it as a good thing when someone gets the physical & emotional release of tears along with the acupuncture, for a few reasons …

Digestive Problems

Treatment room full of patients seated or reclined under red blankets in lazyboys. Standing practitioner covering patient with red blanket.
May 24 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Acupuncture provides simple, long-term relief for many digestive problems without side effects (unless you count improved sleep and stress relief as side effects).

Induction of Labour

Four people reclined in lazyboys under red blankets with practitioner standing to the right, adjusting a blanket
May 19 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

We do induction treatments at GCA every week. Acupuncture for induction of labour is earning a reputation as an effective way to significantly increase chances of naturally going into labour.

Community Acupuncture During Pregnancy

A seated practitioner works on a patient's feet while the patient relines in a lazyboy; several other people sleep in recliners in the background.
Apr 19 2016
by Stef Cordes & Lisa Baird

Acupuncture is effective at providing relief for many common complaints during pregnancy. We treat a lot of pregnant people, at all stages of pregnancy.